Symbols used in Family trees

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Symbol meaning
This symbol appears between a man and woman who are claimed as the biological parents of the child or children named below. The parents need not be married, though most probably were. Some claims of parentage, of course, may not be true, but in the absence of contrary evidence, the claim of parentage will be accepted as the best available picture of family structure. This symbol is used to indicate biological parentage, even when (in rare cases) the child has been put up for adoption and raised with an unrelated adoptive family.
This symbol appears between two people, usually a man and woman, who married but are not known to have conceived a biological child.
This symbol appears between a man and woman who together adopted the child or children named below

Currently, the above symbols are sufficient to render all of the hundreds of families
listed within this website. Other symbols might later be added, as need arises.